Gila Cliff Dwellings and a great drive
Trip Start Jun 01, 2011
60Trip End Jul 31, 2011
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Where I stayed
City of Rocks State Park
What I did
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument New Mexico
Read my review - 5/5 stars
Read my review - 5/5 stars
It was a small place with one of those intro video's on the small screen and a lot of Native American artifacts. The best part was the humming birds. We have birds at home but never any humming birds. These guys were all over the place
Now we were getting a little hungry for lunch. So our next stop would be the town of Silver City which was only 35 miles away. But we had to head back through the crazy, twisting roads of the Gila Forest. The road to Silver City was crazier than the road coming up. No way I’d do this in an RV. The road was so narrow they did not even bother to paint a median down the middle. As you were rounding curves you just hoped no other car was around the corner. This short, but adventurous drive took almost an hour. Our first glance of Silver City was of a junky place. I guess that’s just the way we came into town. We finally found the true downtown which is much like an artist colony – a New Mexico version of Sedona but more on the starving artist side. The first place we tried to find for lunch was a Thai-American fusion place that got some great reviews. Plus Pooh really wanted Asian. The TomTom GPS took us a block away from the place so we had to search and ask a little. But when we got there it was only open for dinner. Choice number 2 was the Silver City Brewing Company. But TomTom could not even find that one either. So TomTom is not earning its keep today. So I found a place to park the truck and checked for some more places on my Droid. So our third place was called Amy’s eatery which too got good reviews. Good news was it only three blocks away and we parked on the street right next to the place. It was pleasant day weather wise so we ate on the deck
The trip back only took a little more than 30 mins. We rested up back at the RV and then did a bike trail around the place. It was only three and a half miles but after a busy day, this was a workout. Plus the trail was really full of gravel which made it easy to fall. The air is very dry so we drank much more water than we usually do. On the plus side I did find the path that lead to the butte that overlooked the park that I wanted to hike in the morning. After our bike ride we got Quique and went running around the rocks around sunset. Pooh and Quique went all over the place up and down the rocks again. We just could not get enough of this place. But soon the darkness forced us inside. We had left-over’s for dinner before turning in.